Railroad Shipping

By Jeff Berman · April 4, 2014
Intermodal—at 1,025,907 containers and trailers—were up 9.9 percent, or 92,661 units, annually, and carloads—at 1,156,697—were up 3.5 percent, or 36,628 carloads, compared to March 2013.
By LM Staff · March 28, 2014
Carloads—at 291,525—were up 4.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 10.6 percent at 260,713 containers and trailers.
By LM Staff · March 14, 2014
Carloads—at 274,480—were down 1 percent annually, and intermodal was up 3.7 percent compared to the same week last year at 244,015 containers and trailers
By LM Staff · February 26, 2014
With a sharp eye on safety in the wake of tragic accidents from crude by rail (CBR) operations, major U.S.-based Class I railroads and United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently rolled out what they described as a rail operations safety initiative comprised of new voluntary operating standards for moving crude by rail.
By John D. Schulz · February 21, 2014
Charles W. “Wick” Moorman told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce second annual infrastructure that he was “optimistic” that new and improved methods of hauling crude on rails will be found that will make the system even safer.
By LM Staff · February 21, 2014
Carloads—at 270,632—dropped 2.9 percent annually, and intermodal was down 5.7 percent at 236,625 containers and trailers.
By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2014
CSX reported fourth quarter earnings of $426 million-or $0.42 per share-which was down 5.2 percent annually, with quarterly operating income of $3.032 billion was up 5 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2013
Carloads—at 1,145,353—were up 1.3 percent, and intermodal—at 1,007,549 trailers and containers—was up 7.8 percent.
By Jeff Berman · November 8, 2013
October carloads—at 1,443,609—were up 1.5 percent—or 21,059 carloads— annually, and intermodal volumes were impressive, rising 6.8 percent (or 84,120 units) to 1,317,601 containers and trailers.
By LM Staff · October 25, 2013
Carload volume—at 289.256—was up 0.2 percent, and intermodal—at 264,687 trailers and containers— was up 4.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2013
Class I railroad carrier CSX yesterday reported third quarter net earnings of $463 million and $0.46 per share, which was up 1.7 percent annually and beat Wall Street estimates of $0.43 per share.
By LM Staff · October 11, 2013
Carload volume—at 279,128—was down 1.6 percent annually, and intermodall—at 266,580 trailers and containers, which was up 6.2 percent.
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2013
Looking at the current state of the United States railroad carload market, the overall take from FTR Associates Senior Consultant Larry Gross is that things have been relatively quiet in terms of year-over-year performance, with signs of improvement going forward.
By Jeff Berman · October 4, 2013
The AAR reported that September carloads—at 1,159,784—were up 0.7 percent over September 2012, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 4.4 percent annually with 1,027,522 containers and trailers.
By Jeff Berman · September 30, 2013
The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently introduced its adoption of final rules establishing disclosure requirements for transactions involving interchange agreements.

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